A lot of important stories out there never get told, which is why we created the Mountainfilm Commitment Grant in 2010. In the two years since, we’ve awarded 10 $5,000 grants — along with 10 MacBook Pros — to filmmakers, photographers, artists and adventurers whose projects are intended to move audiences to action on issues that matter.
We tie small strings to the projects in return for our support: short, regular updates on progress with photos, clips, etc. (in addition to a final presentation); demonstration of a clear willingness to work with us to get the story out to a larger audience; and a small thank you credit (on films, etc). That’s it.
So what do you have to do? If you’re already connected with Mountainfilm in Telluride (or can scrounge up a good recommendation from someone else who is) and are creating a work that can be presented in a theater, gallery or more broadly on television and online, write us a letter of interest.
Tell us in 400 words, or less, how your project will have a positive and tangible effect on specific and vital issues. Of course there are a few other details to include and formatting to consider, so read the Mountainfilm Commmitment Grant instructions carefully. The deadline is June 30.
We look forward to seeing your proposal.
Photo credit: Melissa Plantz